9 April 2006

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The Irish Volunteer and an Open Letter to Thomas MacDonagh by Francis Sheehy Skeffington.
The Irish Volunteer and an Open Letter to Thomas MacDonagh by Francis Sheehy Skeffington.
1914-1916 Irish Volunteers and other nationalist and republican leaflets and papers including

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 102

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €420

  • Also includes an anti-Redmond cartoon, an Irish Volunteers membership card issued at Ramelton in 1914, and a raffle ticket for "A Gun, Revolver (6 Chamber) & Violin, the property of James McKimmon". Very interesting lot. (10 items)

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Constitution and Rules 1915
Constitution and Rules 1915
1916 Irish National Volunteers  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 103

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €700


comprising lists of Volunteer and Sinn Féin suspects, analysis of their activities, etc.
comprising lists of Volunteer and Sinn Féin suspects, analysis of their activities, etc.
1911-21 Royal Irish Constabulary Rosemount Londonderry Handwritten Log of immense historical interest

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 104

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €6000

  • Medium: 400pp manuscript
  • Dimensions: 20 by 23cm., 8 by 9in.
  • A veritable mine of data on people and organisations that the RIC were monitoring. A few examples of the hundreds contained in this important book are: "2.June.1916. C.I. Derry. The rumour regarding another rising at Whitsuntide still continues and information has been received that it has been arranged for more ships from Germany to arrive on 13 June"; "6.June.1916. Information has been received that suspects Doctor McCartan, Bulmer Hobson and other Sinn Féin Leaders who are still at large will endeavour to leave the country." In 1918 a list of "seditious leaflets" includes most of Sinn Féin's publications and those of similar organisations but also such items as "Songs of the Wren by Seán O'Connor" which "should be seized". Lists of wanted men are included with details of description, as are mentions of attacks in 1919-21 on RIC and military barracks, camps and patrols and efforts to defend themselves. an extremely valuable insight into the police perception of the War of Independence.

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Vol. 2 no. 67 Edited by Eoin MacNeill
1916 (March 18) "The Irish Volunteer"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 105

Published Estimate: €50-70

Price Realised: €240


1916 Irish War News, Vol. 1 No. 1, Dublin, April 25
1916 Irish War News, Vol. 1 No. 1, Dublin, April 25
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 106

Published Estimate: €200-400

Price Realised: €5200

  • Signature: Includes "STOP PRESS! THE IRISH REPUBLIC" announcing on the back page the Rising.
  • Medium: 4 pages letterpress.
  • Dimensions: 25 by 19cm., 10 by 7.5in.
  • The historic paper published during the Rising - the only other printed document issued by the Rising leaders other than the Proclamation. Scarce.

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Easter Monday - Kathleen ni Houlihan a one act play by W. B. Yeats and The Mineral Workers
Easter Monday - Kathleen ni Houlihan a one act play by W. B. Yeats and The Mineral Workers
Rising. Abbey Theatre poster Easter Week 1916 performances. 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 107

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: €7500

  • Signature: with a change of programme on April 25th 1916 to
  • Medium: a comedy in three acts by William Boyle etc.
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • An exceedingly rare artifact from Easter week 1916. Only one other example is known. The performance advertised, needless to say, was cancelled due to the Rising, but the Marlborough Street theatre together with its neigbouring building, then occupied by Whyte's as a showrooms and warehouse, survived the Rising and the War of Independence only to be destroyed by fire in 1950.

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Amiens Street railway station sign: "Billposters will be Prosecuted", dated January 1916.
 1916 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 108

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €750


A unique handwritten statement of service by an Irish Volunteer William Ronan
A unique handwritten statement of service by an Irish Volunteer William Ronan
 1916 Clanwilliam House Garrison 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 109

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €4200

  • Medium: 10 pages manuscript
  • Dimensions: 23 by 18cm., 9 by 7in.
  • This fascinating but bald record of service describes his part in one of the most fierce fire fights of the Rising as "Easter Sunday 23rd April to 26th Clanwilliam House, Ref. Simon Donnelly, 16 Arnott Street. S.C.R." Volunteer Ronan was a member of "C" Company, 3rd Battalion Dublin Brigade and was one of seven men who held Clanwilliam House against an 800 strong contingent of Sherwood Foresters for over 9 hours. Only three of the seven , including William Ronan, survived. The rest of Ronan's record includes his arrest on 26 April and internment in Wakefield and Frongoch, his release in August; his active service re-commenced on 1 April 1917 and he notes various actions he was involved in including ambushes and burnings 1919-21 and his service with Anti-Treaty forces in 1922-23 including his involvement in the Hamman Hotel battle and his imprisonment in Mountjoy February 1923 to September 1923.

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Issued on May 3 to Thomas Stobie to pass through the streets of the city and DMP area.
Issued on May 3 to Thomas Stobie to pass through the streets of the city and DMP area.
1916 Rising: Dublin Metropolitan Police Pass 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 110

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €440

  • Signature: Inscribed "Permanent"
  • Medium: Duplicated typescript and manuscript
  • Dimensions: 14 by 10cm., 5.5 by 4in.
  • The pass is stamped with signature of Lt. Colonel W. Edgeworth-Johnston, Chief Commissioner of the DMP. Thomas Stobie was a "painter's engineer" living at 23 Leinster Road West.

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Issued May 3 to Fred Bertram, "Pimms", South Great George's Street".
 1916 Rising: Dublin Metropolitan Police Pass 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 111

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €400


Receipt of eleven pistols and revolvers
Receipt of eleven pistols and revolvers
1916 (5 May) Easter Rising Surrender of Weapons 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 112

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €650

  • Signature: signed Captain A.G. Hooper, 4th Lincoln Regiment
  • Medium: manuscript
  • Dimensions: 23 by 18cm., 9 by 7in.
  • Issued to Lucius O'Callaghan, 82 Waterloo Road, Dublin. Also with some correspondence dated 1931 from which it is seen that weapons surrendered to the British Army in 1916 were still in storage in Irish Army barracks and could be claimed and returned on production of this type of receipt. Under Martial Law imposed during the Rising, General Maxwell ordered all firearms, licensed or unlicensed to be given up to the authorities. Lucius O'Callaghan was later President of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland.

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1916 (6 June) Dublin Castle Notice
1916 (6 June) Dublin Castle Notice
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 113

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €170


1916 Rising: "mugshots" of Countess Markievicz, Second-in-command of St. Stephen's Green garrison
Volunteer Lieutenant Constance de Markievicz 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 114

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €1800

  • Medium: Official Royal Irish Constabulary photographs
  • These unique photographs, "liberated" during the War of Independence, show Lieutenant de Markievicz after her arrest and shortly before her court-martial. The photographs are dated 31 May 1916. Accompanied by a picture postcard showing Markievicz in a Red Cross wagon being taken away after the court-martial, a photograph of her with a Cuman na mBan group on an outing in Co. Wicklow, and a 1927 photograph of her with her election agent in Dublin.

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Portrait of Countess Markievicz
Portrait of Countess Markievicz
John Butler Yeats RHA (1839-1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 115

Published Estimate: €15,000-20,000

Price Realised: €18000

  • Signature: Inscribed "Madame Markievicz" in lower margin by the artist's daughter Lily Yeats.
  • Medium: Pencil drawing on paper.
  • Dimensions: 25 by 17cm., 9.75 by 6.75in.
  • Provenance: By descent from the artist to his son Michael Yeats; by whom donated to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin; Charity auction on their behalf, whence purchased by the present owner.
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Life study of a seated female nude, with a study from an antique cast on reverse, circa 1893.
Life study of a seated female nude, with a study from an antique cast on reverse, circa 1893.
Constance Gore Booth, Countess de Markievicz (1868-1927)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 116

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €4200

  • Signature: Each signed "Con. Gore Booth" upper right.
  • Medium: Pencil drawings on paper.
  • Dimensions: 64 by 48cm., 25 by 19in.
  • Provenance: Lissadell, Co. Sligo; Mealy's, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, 3 December 2004, ex lot 314
  • Prior to her revolutionary career Constance Gore-Booth trained as an artist in Florence, London and Pair. These drawings almost certainly date to 1893, when she was a student at the Slade School in London, studying under Alphonse Legros. Five years later she enrolled at Julian's Academy in Paris, where she met her future husband, Count Casimir Dunin de Markievicz.

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Irish Volunteer Officer's Uniform.
Irish Volunteer Officer's Uniform.
 1916 Rising 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 117

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €11000

  • Comprising tunic with complete buttons, peaked cap with white metal badge, stamped inside, belt, holster and bandolier. An excessively rare assembly of a Volunteer Officer's uniform - possibly the only one outside a museum.

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1912-16 Irish Volunteer belt and bandolier
1912-16 Irish Volunteer belt and bandolier
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 118

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €1900


An extremely important collection of personal mementos, manuscripts, documents, photographs and personal ephemera relating to his service as an Irish Volunteer and his poetry, plays and lyrics, including A Soldier’s Song (Amhrán na bhFiann).
An extremely important collection of personal mementos, manuscripts, documents, photographs and personal ephemera relating to his service as an Irish Volunteer and his poetry, plays and lyrics, including A Soldier’s Song (Amhrán na bhFiann).
Peadar O Cearnaigh Peadar Kearney (1883-1942) 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 119

Published Estimate: €0-0

Price Realised: 

  • Provenance:  Peadar Kearney and thence by descent to the present owners
  • Peadar Kearney worked first as a labourer in Dublin, where he was born and educated. In 1911 he got a job at The Abbey Theatre as a props man where he met Patrick Heeney who helped him score The Soldier’s Song which he had composed while in 1909-1910 (according to his own manuscript in this archive). He had joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood in the early 1903, and became a member of its Supreme Council. He was a founder member of the Irish Volunteers and The Soldier’s Song quickly became the Volunteers’ most popular marching song and was widely published (see lot 87 for an early version). It was sung in the GPO during the Rising (see lot 137). In the 1916 Rising Peadar Kearney fought under Thomas MacDonagh at Jacob’s biscuit factory in Bishop Street. He evaded capture after the Rising was put down but was arrested during the War of Independence and interned at Ballykinler Camp in County Down in 1920-21. A close friend of Michael Collins, Kearney supported the Free State in the Civil War. He continued his writing in the 1920s and 1930s but his main source of income was from house painting and casual labour and he lived in relative poverty during the last twenty years of his life. As can be seen from some of the documents in this archive he campaigned to establish his rights to The Soldier’s Song which had been unofficially adopted by the Free State as The National Anthem in 1924. Although he received some money from American sources in 1919-21 according to his own account in this archive he never received any money from the government during his lifetime and the official transfer of copyright was only resolved in the early 1960s, nearly twenty years after his death. Peadar Kearney has been compared to Thomas Moore as one of Ireland’s great lyricists. Among the other songs that Kearney wrote are: Down By The Glenside (The Bold Fenian Men), The Three-coloured Ribbon, The South Down Militia, Nell Flaherty's Drake, Whack Fol the Diddle, Knockcroghery, Down by the Liffey Side, and both he and Patrick Heeney collaborated in the composition of Michael Dwyer. The following is a list of some of the more important items in this historic archive: 1916 Rising Service Medal inscribed to Peadar Ó Cearnaígh, in the original presentation box, with a covering note dated 1942; His original Irish Volunteers Dublin Brigade mobilisation order for 23rd April 1916 (Easter Sunday, the original date for the Rising), laid down on a backing card (a note by Kearney says that the card was in Padraic Pearse’s handwriting). The Soldier’s Song. A manuscript verse from the song, in Peadar O Cearnaigh’s hand and signed by him in Irish at Baile Choinnleora (Ballykinlar), Samhain (November) 1921, on a folded card, with a manuscript poem by another writer on other side. The Bold Fenian Men, as sung in B. Wing, Portlaoighise Príosúin, Laoighis, Meadhon Foghmhair 1922. Manuscript in Peadar O Cearnaigh’s hand, folded card, with another poem in pencil in the blank spaces. Peadar O Cearnaigh. An unpublished poem by Brendan Behan, manuscript, in Behan’s hand, three verses of four lines, with typescript note stating it was written for Eva (Peadar’s wife) on the death of her husband, 24th November 1942, while Behan was a prisoner in Mountjoy Jail. This must be one of Behan’s earliest compositions. Brendan Behan was Peadar Kearney’s nephew – his mother was Peadar’s sister Kathleen, “Mother of all the Behans”. Cumann Seán-Óglách 1916 (1916 Veterans Association), Programme for First Reunion and Smoker, Barry’s Hotel, Dublin, 25.11.1938. Programme, 3 pp, printed by Three Candles, including verse and chorus of A Soldier’s Song with Peadar Ó Cearnaigh’s manuscript signature; and signed on rear blank page by nine 1916 combatants including Seán O’Farrelly, Liam Daly (GPO), Seán Bermingham (GPO), M.J. Staines (GPO), Piaras Béaslaí (Vice-Commdt. 1st Batt.), Seamus Kavanagh (Stephens Green) and others. Peadar Ó Cearnaigh. A three page folio manuscript statement concerning the authorship, publication and copyright of A Soldier’s Song, headed ‘2nd Statement, August 26th ’26’, signed at end by Peadar O Cearnaigh and in his hand throughout. A most interesting and important statement, setting out the song’s publication history in detail, probably drafted with a view to transfer of the copyright to the State. In it he states the date of composition of The Soldier’s Song as “early in 1910 or late in 1909” and not 1907 as given by many writers. With a typescript copy of same. Autograph signed letter to Peadar from Piaras Béaslaí dated 21.8.1937, offering some alternative versions of a line by Peadar. Coisde Cuimhneacháin Seachtmhaine na Cásca (Easter Week Memorial Committee),Jacob’s Garrison. Roll of Honour (to be lodged in the National Museum). Printed letter from Seán Colbert, signed, 14.10.’35, inviting Peadar Kearney to sign the Roll of Honour at Gardiner’s Row. An original photograph of the inmates of Hut 23, B Line, Ballykinlar, Co. Down (circa 1920-21), inscribed on reverse with some of their names and signed by Peadar O Cearnaigh. Original photographs of Brendan Behan (signed by him on reverse), and of Peadar Ó Cearnaigh aged 27 (with a stage set behind, probably at the Abbey Theatre).A small prayer book in Irish, edited by An t-Athair Ó Críocháin (Father Crehan), inscribed by the editor to Padhraic Ó Conaire (the writer), and further inscribed by Peadar Ó Cearnaígh saying it was given to him by Ó Conaire in 1922. A legal document (typescript copy), 2 pp large folio, being a Transfer of Copyrights in words and music of the Soldiers Song, drawn up by Miley & Miley of Sth. Frederick Street, Dublin, dated 12 October 1933. The parties are Peadar O’Cearnaigh & another (1st), Dublin Theatre Co. Ltd. (2nd), The Talbot Press Ltd. (3rd), and the Minister for Finance (4th). This appears to be a transfer of all remaining rights in the Soldier’s Song to the State. A printed Agreement, 2 pp, between the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Limited of London and Peadar O’Kearney Esq., dated 1 Feb. 1939, signed by the Society’s representative but not by Peadar (presumably his copy). A certified copy of Peadar’s birth certificate, 1883; and his military service pensions certificate dated October 1926. A collection of issues of Na Bac Leis (produced by prisoners at Ballykinlar 1921, very scarce). A group of typescripts by Peadar including a play in English about Wolfe Tone dated 1907, another play in Irish, and an article about the aftermath of the Rising, describing how he got away after the surrender (not included in this form in Seamus de Burca’s biography). A collection of loose pages with manuscript poems, drafts, music and other items, mostly in Peadar’s hand (second folder); also a printed leaflet with words of A Soldier’s Song. Poems include Bodenstown 1917 Two Abbey Theatre programmes, one signed by members of the Behan family, also an issue of Envoy signed by Brendan Behan, a worn copy of Peadar’s published book of poems signed by him, a good pencil drawing of Peadar as a young man, indistinctly signed, dated August 1945, presumably drawn from a photograph, and a few other items.A pencil drawing of Peadar Kearney based on a photograph of him as young man dated 1945, three years after his death Collected Verse (1920-1938) by Peadar Ó Cearnaígh “typed by himself, at 25 O’Donoghue Street, Inchicore, in the City of Dublin” 20pp foolscap plus typed transcripts of his letters to Eva, his wife, while he was incarcerated at Ballykinler Camp 1920-21. Correspondence to Peadar Kearney including 1922 letters from Tom Barry, Cork, William Sweetman, editor of The Irish Press 1939, letters from various publishers and Associated Copyrights Limited concerning the copyright of The Soldier’s Song, a letter (1936) from The National Museum seeking a loan of original manuscripts related to The Soldier’s Song. A printed poem, Uaigneas, by Brendan Behan and with a manuscript dedication in Irish by Behan. “A Survey of That Field on the Lands of Funshog Part of the Holding of Peter Kearney and let by him for grazing for season 1865 to Nicholas Carberry” a single manuscript page from a lease concerning Peadar Kearney’s grandfather.

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and ephemera including a 1916 Rising Service Medal
and ephemera including a 1916 Rising Service Medal
Thomas Fullam (1894 - )

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 120

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €15000

  • Provenance: Family of the recipient.
  • Collection of medals consisting of the 1916 Rising Service Medal, 1919-21 War of Independence Service Medal with Comrac Bar (for Combat Service), 1939-46 Emergency Service Medal, Local Security Force issue, and 1966 Rising and 1971 Jubilee medals. All awarded to Thomas Fullam of "B" Company, 3rd Battalion Dublin Brigade 1916-21, who was a member of the Boland Mills garrison under the command of Éamon de Valera. Accompanying the medals are Thomas Fullam's manuscript account of his service in 1916; his despatch pouch with harp and "OC" crest; another military pouch; a copy photograph of released prisoners 1917 including himself; memoriam card for deceased members of "B" company; 1917 photograph of Thomas Ashe; 1921 Ballykinlar Camp request for his parole; photographs of him in Volunteer uniform circa 1915-16; a photograph of Fife and Drum Band, 2nd Eastern Div. I.R.A. in Command of Lieut. O'Doherty, Wellington Barracks, Dublin including Thomas Fullam (his fife included in this lot); 1924 termination of his commission as a lieutenant in the Army, signed by General Richard Mulcahy, Minister of Defence; service certificates 1916-21 and 1939-46; CA Section Leader armband; and a range of membership cards, invitations and photographs relating to his membership of Dublin Brigade, Old IRA. A wonderful archive of great value.

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1916 Rising Service Medal, 1919-21 War of Independence Service Medal, and 1966 and 1971 Jubilee meda
1916 Rising Service Medal, 1919-21 War of Independence Service Medal, and 1966 and 1971 Jubilee meda
Michael O'Reardon 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 121

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €10000

  • Signature: All awarded to Michael O'Reardon, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade IRA 1916-21.
  • Provenance: Family of the recipient
  • Michael O'Reardon (Miceal O Riogbardain) served in the Four Courts garrison in the 1916 Rising. Accompanying the medals is a copy of his photograph in Volunteer uniform. See also lot 166 for photographs taken by Michael O'Reardon in the War of Independence.

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1916 Rising Service Medal and 1919-21 War of Independence Service Medal with Comrac bar.
1916 Rising Service Medal and 1919-21 War of Independence Service Medal with Comrac bar.
Harry Turner 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 122

Published Estimate: €2,500-3,500

Price Realised: €9000

  • Provenance: Family of the recipient.
  • Awarded to Harry Turner, a member of the GPO Garrison. Harry and his brother Joe Turner both served in the GPO Garrison during the Rising. A photocopy of a photograph of the 1936 reunion with both brothers identified is included in this lot. A rare provenanced pair to a member of the most famous unit in the Rising, serving direcetly under Pearse and Connolly.

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1916 Rising Service Medal, with additional flash on stick pin.
1916 Rising Service Medal, with additional flash on stick pin.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 123

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €4000


1916 Rising Service Medal
1916 Rising Service Medal
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 124

Published Estimate: €1,800-2,200

Price Realised: €5400


Golden Jubilee of the Easter Rising Medal.
Golden Jubilee of the Easter Rising Medal.
 1966 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 125

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €4200


Golden Jubilee of the Easter Rising medals in 22 carat gold and sterling silver.
Golden Jubilee of the Easter Rising medals in 22 carat gold and sterling silver.
 1916-1966 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 126

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €3400


An extremely important archive of restored film including the 1916 Rising, 1919-21 War of
An extremely important archive of restored film including the 1916 Rising, 1919-21 War of
 1916-1923 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 127

Published Estimate: €120,000-180,000

Price Realised: €96000

  • Signature: of Independence, 1921 Treaty Referendum and Election, 1922-23 Civil War etc.
  • Medium: 12 cans, 160 minutes of footage by various cameramen.
  • Much of it unique or rare. Some later footage. Some of the featured items are 1916 Rising Aftermath, Shooting in Marlborough Street (near Whyte's old premises), Funeral of Thomas Ashe, burning of towns and villages and destruction of creameries and businesses by the Auxiliaries (“Black and Tans”) during the War of Independence, Aftermath of Bloody Sunday, Croke Park, the killing of Seán Treacy in Talbot Street, sectarian murders and burnings in Belfast and Derry in the 1920s, 1922 Elections including Michael Collins in Cork, Civil War footage including the siege of the Four Courts, funeral of Michael Collins and much much more. Some later film includes the 1963 Visit of President John F. Kennedy. A videotape of some highlights will be played during the exhibition April 7-9, continuously from 9.30am to 5.30pm. A unique opportunity to acquire what must be one of the most interesting and important archives of historic Irish film inside or outside of institutional collections. A detailed list of the contents of each reel is available on request.

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HENRY STREET, DUBLIN, DURING THE 1916 RISING
HENRY STREET, DUBLIN, DURING THE 1916 RISING
Edmond Delrenne (fl. 1915-18)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 128

Published Estimate: €3,000-5,000

Price Realised: €10000

  • Signature: signed and dated [1917] lower left; remains of inscribed labels on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 61 by 51cm., 24 by 20in.
  • With the storage label of Millar and Beatty House Furnishers, Grafton Street, Dublin, and the framing label of the Dawson Gallery, Dublin, on reverse. Edmond Delrenne was a Belgian refugee who seems to have arrived in Dublin circa 1914 and remained here throughout the First World War. He exhibited four war scenes at the RHA in 1915 and 1916, giving his address as care of Dermod O'Brien, then newly elected President of the RHA. O'Brien evidently bought some of Delrenne's work, for a watercolour depicting The Ruins of O'Connell St., Dublin, in 1916 was amongst his estate and presented to the NGI by his son, Dr Brendan O'Brien, in 1982 (NGI 18,486). As with the present work, Nelson's Column on O'Connell Street is clearly visible amongst the rubble. This is an extremely rare contemporaneous painting of Dublin in the immediate aftermath of the Rising According to Dr Brendan O’Brien, son of Dermod O’Brien RHA, Delrenne was given hospitality by dermod O’Brien at Cahirmoyle, Co. Limerick. He also stated that Delrenne was in Dublin at the time of the 1916 Eaater Rising and, when standing in a doorway, a man beside him was killed by a stray bullet. (Adrian le Harivel & Michael Wynne (editors) National Gallery of Ireland Acquisitions 1982-1983, published NGI 1984)

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1916-23 A valuable collection of photographs mainly original contemporary prints, mainly
1916-23 A valuable collection of photographs mainly original contemporary prints, mainly
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 129

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €2600

  • Signature: War of Independence and Civil War, including Black & Tans, British troops leaving at the North Wall, Michael Collins at Griffith's funeral, destruction of O'Connell Street in 1922 etc.
  • Mainly cabinet size (8.5x6.5)) & by J. Cashman, and a range of postcard size or smaller. Also includes Thomas Ashe funeral in 1917 and Harry Boland at a hurling match (39 in all).

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1916 Rising: collection of picture postcards.
1916 Rising: collection of picture postcards.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 130

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €1000

  • Includes scenes of fighting, destruction, portraits of leaders, many scarce; mostly contemporaneous - mainly published within days of the Rising ending - a couple later (46 in all).

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A superb range of 27 different views
A superb range of 27 different views
1916 Rising Picture Postcard Collection  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 131

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €900


1916-22 Valuable range of picture postcards including Henry Street 1916 with eye witness accounts of
1916-22 Valuable range of picture postcards including Henry Street 1916 with eye witness accounts of
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 132

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €850

  • Signature: fighting on reverse, various 1916 Rising with portraits of Richard O'Connell, Edward Daly, Con Colbert, Thomas R. Kent, Grace Gifford etc.
  • Also includes 1921 Peace Conference, Comdt. McKeown, Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith etc.

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1916 Rising picture postcards collection.
1916 Rising picture postcards collection.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 133

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €500


Original Photographs of Destruction. Demolition of Hibernian Bank O'Connell Street (3 views)
Original Photographs of Destruction. Demolition of Hibernian Bank O'Connell Street (3 views)
1916 Rising:  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 134

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €220


Dublin and the Sinn Féin Rising; and The Rebellion in Dublin April 1916
Dublin and the Sinn Féin Rising; and The Rebellion in Dublin April 1916
 1916 contemporary pictorial records: 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 135

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €600

  • Medium: Published Wilson Hartnell and Easons respectively.
  • Scarce booklets containing excellent illustrations of the leaders, destruction etc. Also Capuchin Annuals for 25th and 50th Anniversary of the Rising and 1956 Wolfe Tone Annual.

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1916 Padraic H. Pearse Lafayette print in a contemporary frame 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 136

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €520

  • Medium: sepiatone lithograph
  • Dimensions: 14 by 9cm., 5.5 by 3.5in.
  • Also with this lot a 1930s reprint of the 1916 Proclamation (3 items) and a 1920s print of The Column Commander by Seán Keating.

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1916-86. Archive relating to Irish Volunteer William Darcy.
1916-86. Archive relating to Irish Volunteer William Darcy.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 137

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €2200

  • Signature: in a letter to his wife sent from Stafford Jail where he was imprisoned after the Rising.
  • Medium: Includes a handwritten copy of The Soldier's Song
  • Darcy was a member of the GPO Garrison. After the Rising he was imprisoned in Stafford and Frongoch, where he penned a version of the national anthem, included in this lot. The archive includes newspaper cuttings from 1916-20 and copies of letters detailing Darcy's service with the IRB, IV. Also included are signed letters from politicians including one from Charles J. Haughey on the 1966 Jubilee Commemoration of the Rising, commenting on editorials criticising the Goverment's plans: "I sympathise fully with your re-action to this cheap smart alecky, pseudo-intellectual approach to our affairs". A very interesting lot with many rare and scarce items.

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postcards or periodicals with interesting information about each picture and some similar for
postcards or periodicals with interesting information about each picture and some similar for
1916-1918. A handwritten eyewitness account of the 1916 Rising with stuck down photographs from 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 138

Published Estimate: €200-400

Price Realised: €950


The Irish World - American Irish newspaper, 12 issues incl. coverage of 1916 Rising, executions etc.
The Irish World - American Irish newspaper, 12 issues incl. coverage of 1916 Rising, executions etc.
 1916 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 139

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €400


the execution of 4 leaders and resignation of Birrel. With 1922 The Plain People
the execution of 4 leaders and resignation of Birrel. With 1922 The Plain People
1916 (May 5) The Irish Times, reporting  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 140

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €520


Published by Weekly Irish Times, Dublin
Published by Weekly Irish Times, Dublin
1916 Sinn Féin Rebellion Handbook  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 141

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €1000


1916 Sinn Féin Rebellion Handbook, published by the Weekly Irish Times, 1917 issue.
1916 Sinn Féin Rebellion Handbook, published by the Weekly Irish Times, 1917 issue.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 142

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €670


- ditto., a similar lot.
- ditto., a similar lot.
 Sinn Féin Rebellion Handbook 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 143

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €1100


1916 Rising. Los Angeles Evening Herald, April 28.
1916 Rising. Los Angeles Evening Herald, April 28.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 144

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: €150

  • Signature: "Crush Revolt in Dublin - Rebels in Ireland in Last Stand".
  • Medium: Newspaper, 24 pages.
  • Dimensions: 56 by 46cm., 22 by 18in.
  • An interesting and scarce original US newspaper report on the Easter Rising.

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Written by Roger Casement In The Condemned Cell at Pentonville Prison
Written by Roger Casement In The Condemned Cell at Pentonville Prison
1916 Passages Taken from The Manuscript  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 145

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €260

  • Signature: With a Preface by Herbert O. Mackey
  • Medium: 8 pages in printed wrapper
  • Dimensions: 19 by 13cm., 7.5 by 5in.
  • Privately published 1950 for circulation among the friends of Roger Casement. Extremely rare.

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"Daily Mirror" May 17 complete
1916 Trial of Roger Casement  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 146

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €400


Royal Commission report on the arrest and subsequent treatment of Skeffington [and two others].
Royal Commission report on the arrest and subsequent treatment of Skeffington [and two others].
Francis Sheehy Skeffington - murder of, 1916

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 147

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: 12 pages including printed wrappers, foolscap.
  • Dimensions: 33 by 20cm., 13 by 8in.
  • Sheehy Skeffington, a pacifist, was arrested in Rathmines. A British officer had him shot without trial. The report of the inquiry concludes "the shooting of unarmed and unresisting civilians without trial constitutes the offence of murder, whether martial law has been proclaimed or not". Scarce.

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A Celtic caligraphic listing, circa 1916
A Celtic caligraphic listing, circa 1916
1916 Rising: The Executed Leaders  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 148

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €280


1916-1932 Remembrance for Dead.
1916-1932 Remembrance for Dead.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 149

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €300


The Sinn Féin Rising by Frederic W. Pim, 1916, and other items.
The Sinn Féin Rising by Frederic W. Pim, 1916, and other items.
1916-23 Sinn Féin publications  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 150

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €180


1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, published by the Dolmen Press, Dublin, March 1960.
1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, published by the Dolmen Press, Dublin, March 1960.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 April 2006 / 151

Published Estimate: €60-80

Price Realised: €180


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